With Walmart reportedly weighing bids from Capital One alongside incumbent Synchrony Financial to handle its private-label credit card account, Synchrony's use of data and artificial intelligence are more important than ever.
Optimism that the #MeToo movement will have a positive influence is high among bankers who participated in a recent survey on sexual harassment. But there is also concern that it could lead to gender discrimination in hiring and mentoring.
The venture capital firm Anthemis seeded 21 fintech startups in its first discretionary fund, which raised $106 million. It favors management teams made up of people from all walks of life who have fresh ideas about shaking up banking and insurance.